Darth Sidious was trained in the ways of the Sith by his master, Darth Plagueis, but he murdered Plagueis in his sleep. Sidious then became a politician, using his real name Sheev Palpatine instead of Darth Sidious, and slowly rose to power, becoming the leader of the Republic as Chancellor Palpatine, and secretly the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems as Darth Sidious. After a long war between the Republic, led by the Jedi and fought by clones, and the Separatists, lead by Sith and fought by droids, he slowly gained more control. After the defeat of his two apprentices, Darth Maul and Count Dooku, Sidious turned Anakin to the dark side and renamed him, Darth Vader. After he had complete control over the Republic, all clones and Anakin were ordered to kill all Jedi. After the elimination of most of the Jedi, Sidious announced himself Emperor and named the Republic his new Empire by assuming control of the galaxy as well as the Senate and appointing regional governors such as Tarkin to oversee all star systems. The Emperor and Vader ruled until eventually the only two surviving Jedi, Obi-Wan and Yoda trained Luke Skywalker, Anakin's unknown son, in the ways of the Jedi, so he could defeat the Empire. In Cloud City, Luke is planned to be frozen in carbonite for the Emperor. But first, they tested it on Han Solo. Meanwhile, while Han is being frozen, Luke and Vader battled for the first time, where Luke learns that Vader is his father. When the second Death Star was constructed, the Emperor and Darth Vader captured Luke and brought him on board. Vader and Luke battled in front of the Emperor. Luke won but told the Emperor he would never serve him. In a rage, the Emperor unleashed lightning on Luke, with the intent to kill. As Luke is about to die, Vader realized he must save his son, so he kills the Emperor by throwing him down the reactor shaft of the second Death Star. However, the Force lightning was so powerful, that the energy killed Vader as well. The second Death Star was destroyed shortly after by the Rebel Alliance. Having returned through "unnatural" dark side abilities, Darth Sidious issues a threat of revenge against the Jedi and the Resistance. This prompts First Order leader and fallen Jedi Kylo Ren, the grandson of Anakin and nephew of Luke, to seek him out on the Sith planet Exegol, where a physically impaired Sidious is kept alive by machinery. Sidious reveals himself as the mastermind behind the First Order and Ren's former master, Snoke, whom he created to lure Ren to the dark side. He then unveils the Final Order, a massive fleet of Xyston-class Star Destroyers designed by the Sith Eternal. Sidious offers the Sith fleet to Ren on the condition that he find and kill the galaxy's last remaining Jedi, Rey, who is revealed to be Sidious' granddaughter. It is subsequently revealed that Sidious had a son, who renounced his father; he and his partner took their daughter Rey to the planet Jakku, assuming lives as "nobodies" to keep her safe. Sidious eventually found Rey's parents and had them killed, but never found Rey. After Ben Solo's redemption, Allegiant General Pryde pledged himself to Sidious, who ordered him to send a Sith Star Destroyer to destroy Kijimi as a show of force. Rey arrives on Exegol to confront Sidious. Surrounded by his Sith cultists, Sidious proclaims himself as the embodiment of the Sith. He orders Rey to kill him in anger for his spirit to pass into her. Rey refuses; she and Ben confront him together. Sensing their power as a dyad in the Force, Sidious absorbs their life energy to rejuvenate his body. He incapacitates Ben and attacks the Resistance fleet with Force lightning. Rey uses the power of the past Jedi to face Sidious once more; he attacks her with lightning, but Rey deflects it using the Skywalker lightsabers, finally destroying him and the Sith.
Emperor Palpatine joined forces with Andross to rule the Lylat system.
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